Pink Colour Surgery, the highly anticipated new album from The Psychotic Monks to be released on February 3, 2023 on Vicious Circle and FatCat Records, is now available for pre-order on our e-store, here! Don't delay! The album is produced by Daniel Fox of Gilla Band. Two first extracts can be listened here or below in videos.
*** Out of France orders: please buy on FatCat Records, thanks!
After two fiery albums, Silence Slowly And Madly Shines in 2017 (Alter K) and Private Meaning First in 2019 (Vicious Circle / FatCat Records), the members of The Psychotic Monks have never ceased to impress us with their maturity and determination to offer a singular stage and discographic presence.
Their 3rd album, Pink Colour Surgery, is announced today for a February 3rd 2023 release on Vicious Circle / FatCat Records. The album is produced by Daniel Fox of Gilla Band and composed in part by improvisations, and arrives as an act of resistance to the ambient violence. Disconcerting at first sight, this new opus operates in the dark a surgery of the ethics which is fleshed out of pink for a staggering metamorphosis. Its very structure embarks us entirely in an initiatory trip full of secret corners, provided that we accept to dive into it, to plunge into it.
Check out the video for the blistering first single 'Post-Post-' out today.
"At first, Post-Post- seems to be like a 2-in-1 song,” the band says. “But in fact, it’s more like the two sides of the exact same coin, where the one part cannot exist without the other. It’s about one's relation to their body and feelings, how to interact with other people and how to deal with them in a post-romantic, post-social, post-covid, post-post- world."
The video is directed by Clara Marguerat, who had previously directed music videos for the The Psychotic Monks with “Closure" and “Isolation", and features a performance by the french drag king artist Nixe Amère. The first half of the video depicts a modern representation of the Nixie tale, and the second half shows a woman with a plague doctor mask exorcising things she has inside of her through liberating actions. Themes about one's relation to their body and how to interact with other people in a post post- world are abound.
PINK COLOUR SURGERY
OUT: FEBRUARY 3rd, 2023
(VICIOUS CIRCLE / FATCAT RECORDS)
Cover photo © Charlotte Clément (Instagram)
TRACKLIST: 1. (Pre-Enter) / 2. Post-Post- / 3. Gamble and Dangle / 4. (Bird's Part) / 5. Crash / 6. Imagerie / 7. (88) / 8. Décors / 9. (Gestures) / 10. All That Fall / 11. location.memory / 12. (traP s'driB)
Yet radical, Pink Colour Surgery work is truly accessible to those who immerse themselves in it in depth. One is unceasingly hypnotized, shaken, because its soul flirts dangerously with a furious and oppressive trance. How then the journey becomes addictive, letting yourself slide from one track to another, sometimes struck, sometimes set ablaze with an unexpected epiphany, because its light irradiates us. Live their music is an intimate, sensory experience, whose deflagration is still received long after.
Pink Colour Surgery is like a hidden room in a house that we have never entered before, and the possibility of feeling good there is not excluded.
Just over twenty years after its original release, Shannon Wright's third album, Dyed in the Wool, the start of a long and faithful partnership with Vicious Circle, is being released for the first time on vinyl! One of Shannon Wright's classics, partly recorded by Steve Albini, is now available in all good record stores. Available also via label's website. Co-released by Quarterstick Records / Touch & Go (USA orders here).
Release day for the debut album of PARK, the band founded by Frànçois Marry and Lysistrata. The record is available today on CD, black vinyl and red vinyl (limited edition) at all good record stores and via our online store. The digital version is available on all streaming and download platforms.
Find PARK on tour in France in 2022, all dates are listed here.
It It Anita shares its new single "Mascara" today! Available on all the digital platforms.
It It Anita on tour
25/03/2022 • LIÈGE (B), Kultura
30/03/2022 • GENT (B), Charlatan
02/04/2022 • CHÂLONS-EN-CHAMPAGNE (51), Rockenstock
07/04/2022 • LAVAL (53), 6par4
08/04/2022 • BORDEAUX (33), iBoat
09/04/2022 • QUIMPER (29), Novomax
16/04/2022 • ANNONAY (07), SMAC 07
17/04/2022 • BESANCON (25), L'Antonnoir
28/04/2022 • CHERBOURG (50), Espace Culturel Buisson
29/04/2022 • ANGOULÊME (16), Le Point Carré
30/04/2022 • LA ROCHELLE (17), La Sirène
02/05/2022 • ANTWERPEN (B), Trix
28/05/2022 • DEN HAAG (NL), Sniester
24/06/2022 • NAMUR (B), Bear Rock Festival
After a debut single 'Réveil Heureux', PARK aka the new band by Lysistrata and Frànçois Atlas unveils 'Ghost', a beautiful new song with darker atmospheres - still taken from their first album to be released on March 25th on Vicious Circle Records.
Video directed by Lily Bineau
Debut album from PARK, the new band of Frànçois Marry and Lysistrata, is now available for pre-order via our online store. Available on digisleeve CD, classic black vinyl, or red vinyl (limited edition of 600 copies, only 150 will be on sale on our website). The vinyl includes a download coupon.
La Colonie de Vacances will play songs from ECHT during its tour which will begin on February 16th - all the dates can be found here.
PARK, or the meeting of Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains and Lysistrata! Two major bands on the French indie scene, two minds reinventing themselves through a collection of tracks composed in complete innocence. A debut album, an invitation to escape, is due out March 25th on Vicious Circle Records (cover artwort below). In the meantime, we are enjoying the first single, 'Réveil Heureux', now available on video and on digital platforms. Concerts are planned for the spring and will be announced soon.